Euthanasia is a merciful means to an end of long-term suffering.
Euthanasia is a relatively new dilemma for the United States and has gained a bad reputation from negative media hype surrounding assisted suicides.
Editorial: Physician-Assisted Deaths for Patients with Mental Disorders "Although the data by Kim and colleagues can serve as indicators of problems with the Dutch system, it would be good to keep their data limitations in mind.
Based as they are on reports filed by the physicians most directly involved in these cases, the accuracy of the information reported is unknown.
Reports on 37 patients (56 percent) mentioned social isolation and loneliness, including one patient who "indicated that she had a life without love and therefore had no right to exist" and another described as "an utterly lonely man whose life had been a failure." Some of the patients had a history of EAS refusal.
Among them, 21 patients (32 percent) had been refused EAS at some point but physicians later changed their mind about three of them and performed EAS, while the remaining 18 patients had physicians who were new to them perform the EAS.
"The retrospective oversight system in the Netherlands generally defers to the judgments of the physicians who perform and report EAS.
Whether the system provides sufficient regulatory oversight remains an open question that will require further study," the study concludes.
At the least, however, these data suggest the desirability of a more thorough examination of the Dutch process where patients with psychiatric disorders are concerned," writes Paul S. D., of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York. "Study examines euthanasia, assisted suicide of patients with psychiatric disorders." Science Daily. Researchers have analyzed over 3 million suicide attempt-related emergency department visits between 20, and have concluded that attempted suicides and risk groups basically did not change ...
Euthanasia A thesis statement for those who support the concept of euthanasia could be: Euthanasia, also mercy killing, is the practice of ending a life so as to release an individual from an incurable disease or intolerable suffering.